If you’re putting up with bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have poor air. As we transition from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather cools down, windows are shut and we start staying indoors more often. For those of us that put up with allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens away?
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
The average air filter lasts a month or two, based on your lifestyle (some even longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against impurities and allergens. The better air filters remove pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not switching out your filter regularly, they aren’t able to do their job. An added bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also increases your unit’s efficiency.
UV Germicidal Lights
Lennox carries the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of getting rid of impurities within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that reside within your system which keeps them from growing or multiplying. Our germicidal lights lower the concentration of microorganisms by 50% in as little as 45 minutes. Even when your system is not currently operating, a germicidal light will still be working to keep your air clean and healthy.
The normal home produces quite a bit of dirt and dust through the year. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will get rid of dirt and debris that has added up in your system. This can help get rid of any contaminants that could be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier.
These are just some of the things that are available to better your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has individual needs and we will work with you to make sure your home’s needs are being met every step of the way. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at (337) 234-2345 or schedule an appointment online.